Tag Archive: Sarasota landscape design

Japanese blueberry trees

Japanese Blueberry Trees a Fresh Pick for Florida Landscapes

Japanese blueberry trees don’t loaf around. They’re too busy flanking entrance ways or serving up quiet privacy for Florida residences. Fit for a castle or a cottage, these unsung evergreens will grow on you for their lush dense foliage and elegant versatility. Plus, they’re an excellent alternative to the more…

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Silver Buttonwood Florida

Silver Buttonwood Unbuttons Dark Florida Landscapes

Silver Buttonwood can unbutton a dark Florida landscape in no time. Sure, the usual Florida buffet of palms, tree and shrubs can certainly add nourishing greens to your landscape plate. But sometimes you need a jolt of something light and bright to add more aesthetic flavor. That’s where the Silver…

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Starburst Clerodendrum

Starburst Clerodendrum Stars as a Shrub or Tree

Starburst Clerodendrum dazzles with star-like flowers that burst open in Florida’s late winter or early spring. What’s remarkable about this eye-catching specimen (also known as a Shooting Star Clerodendrum) is that you can have it both ways – growing it as cluster-packed showy shrub or as a tree loaded with…

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Florida mistletoe infestation

Florida Mistletoe Attracts Kissers and Critics

Florida mistletoe is most commonly found on laurel oak trees. So if you want to experience the Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, just look up. This Florida evergreen grows on deciduous trees, so when the leaves fall, you can clearly see it on the bare branches. Grab a…

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